Recent projects
Advised Tokyo Rope in establishing JV with Rosengineering for construction of the factory in the special economic zone and for the joint realization of the infrastructure projects
ALRUD Law firm is repeatedly mentioned, by the Best Lawyers rating, among the leaders, and received the highest recommendations on key legal areas. This year, specialists from ALRUD managed to expand their presence in the ranking. For the first time, this year, ALRUD was also named the 2020 "Law Firm of the Year" for expertise in the Labor and Employment Law.

Corporate Law

ALRUD Corporate practice is the largest practice of the firm. Advising Russian and foreign clients on the entire spectrum of issues in the field of corporate work, the practice team achieved excellent reputation both globally and in the local market. Alexander Zharskiy, ALRUD Partner and Head of the practice is recognized as leading expert by international legal rankings.

Our Corporate team is one of the biggest at the Russian market and is repeatedly acknowledged by leading world known legal directories. Through close cooperation with other ALRUD practices our seamless truly integrated team provides the clients with comprehensive advice on the potential risks in the areas of corporate, financial, commercial, tax, competition and other fields of law.

Our lawyers have broad advising experience and complex industries understanding, we work with clients operating in such highly regulated industries as energy, technology, pharmaceutical, real estate, retail, agribusiness and other industries. Among our clients are domestic and international companies operating in Russia and abroad, as well as foreign companies investing in Russia and CIS. We are a leading corporate firm in Russia for Asian-Pacific region investors.

Corporate work is at the heart of our firm practice, it includes:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Public takeovers
  • Private equity
  • Setting up joint ventures and partnerships/alliances (on-shore and off-shore)
  • Direct foreign investments and business set-up
  • Corporate reorganization and group restructuring
  • Initial and secondary public offerings
  • Corporate governance and directors’ liability
  • Advice on shareholders rights and their protection
  • Competition and regulatory in M&A deals and corporate restructuring
  • Insolvency/bankruptcy procedures

Many of our M&A projects have international elements; so we work efficiently in integrated teams with leading counsels in UK, Europe and to provide the deep expertise precisely suited to the needs of each particular project.

For many years, ALRUD holds its position as one of the country's leaders for corporate and M&A work in accordance with Chambers Global & Europe, Legal 500, IFLR1000 ratings:

  • Chambers Global, 2017 recommends ALRUD team for Corporate and M&A in the Top Bands
  • Chambers Europe, 2017 recommends ALRUD team for Corporate and M&A in the Top Bands
  • Legal 500, 2017 recommends ALRUD team for Corporate and M&A in the Top Bands
  • IFLR1000, 2018 recommends ALRUD team for Corporate and M&A in the Top Bands

“Alexander Zharskiy is very good in negotiations and face-to-face meetings. He is a good manager of big teams which are working on complex tasks. We always give him wide discretion for the negotiation of our position, and he is able to propose new ideas and solutions for atypical problems.” Chambers Europe, 2016

“Anton Dzhuplin impresses us with his knowledge and experience. He is very responsive, and is client, detail and goal-oriented. He is a proactive and confident lawyer, with substantial expertise and experience in M&A projects.” Chambers Europe, 2016

“Reliability, experience and trust – we have all those in the name of ALRUD. The firm is excellent and our first instinct is to call them if we have any complicated problems. We are very happy – the lawyers give us precise analysis of pros and cons, and we are given options, as well as recommendations and a very good assessment of risks too.” Chambers Europe, 2015

“... From our point of view, they are really capable, not only in purely transactional work, but also in their deep understanding of purely Russian legal issues as well, giving advice tailored to the project’s needs. …Due to their wide network of contacts in different jurisdictions, they can always compose a team to advise us which covers all our needs and meets our expectations. In their work, they take a proactive and practical approach with a focus on the client’s needs, and are ready to negotiate the commercial elements of the deal if so instructed by us. ... They point out our major risks and concerns, setting aside minor ones.” Chambers Europe, 2015